Gorant Chocolatier hosts third annual holiday food drive

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Gorant Chocolatier is “Lending a Hand to Stop Hunger” in the Mahoning Valley this holiday season by hosting its third annual food drive. The goal this year is to collect 300 pounds of food.

“Every year that we participate in this food drive, our donations increase,” said Mary Ann Yerage, Gorant Purchasing Manager. “We started strong at more than 200 pounds, but want to keep adding onto that momentum.”

Starting Nov. 1, customers can donate non-perishable food items and receive 5 percent off their purchase for each item donated (up to 25 percent). The food drive continues through Nov. 16.

Participating locations include the Boardman Factory location (8301 Market Street) and the Canfield/Westford Commons location (4259 Boardman-Canfield Road).

The most needed food items for this holiday season include boxed stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, canned yams, canned vegetables and gravy mix.

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, assists 148 hunger-relief programs in the Tri-County area. These include church pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. In 2016, the Food Bank distributed 10.5 million pounds of food, including 3 million pounds of produce.

For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

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